The Lake Alfred Lions Club has been serving our community for 65 years.
Our members are citizens of Lake Alfred and surrounding communities. We come together to help by providing vision care for the children and adults that are unable to afford it. We reach out to our local schools and try to help them with their needs. We now have a Cub Scout Troop meeting in our Clubhouse. This is another way to serve the needs of this community.
We are family. Lake Alfred and our Lions Club are members of this family.
Installation of Officers for 2012-2013
On July 3rd at 7 p.m. the Lake Alfred Lions Club held its Installation of Officers. The installing officer was newly elected International President, Stacy Jones. The ceremony was impressive but simple. Many of the members made comment latter that it was one of the best ones they had attended. The tables were covered in red tablecloths and white tablecloths. Each row alternated and tables around the edge of the room were covered in blue tablecloths. Patriotic decorations had been placed on the tables. Kentucky Fried Chicken catered the event and everyone had plenty to eat.
Incoming President, Lion Marilyn, asked the members to "get involved" in our Club and lend a helping hand to our Club or where they see a need. She also asked that they be tolerent of others and treat each other with respect.
The Lake Alfred Lions Club has had 3 Marathon Bingo games this year and a New Years Eve Bingo. These are still good projects along with the Saturday night bingo.
Another good project was the Concession Stand at Historic Henley Field in Lakeland during the month of March. We had 13 Lions work the project - all from Lake Alfred except for Lion Bob Jones from Delaware. We put in 503 hours in 16 days and we did well. President Marilyn thanks all of those who worked and also a big thanks to the Cypress Gardens Lions Club that gave us the opportunity to work. They had their hands full with Chain Of Lakes. All of this was in conjunction with the Russ Matt College Baseball Invitional Tournament.
The end of March was the Easter egg hunt with the children in the community. Everything had been put together the night before at a pot luck dinner at the clubhouse. There may be some pictures in the photo section of the members stuffing the plastic eggs and some family members coloring the real eggs.
Multiple District Convention is around the corner, but this will be a different year. Several of the members that normally attend can't make it this year due to job requirements that will keep them home. This will be Lion Marilyn's last year as MD Elections Chair. She is very happy to be handing it over to Lion Bob Woomer, PDG & Lion Art Padula from District I who are very capable of handling the job.
Lion Donna is doing a fantastic job on the Lake Alfred Lions Club facebook page. If you have a chance, please check it out and let her know what you think. Lion Marilyn will be looking for someone to help with the e-clubhouse page & hopes to get the members only part up & working this next year.
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